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Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property


FOOTPRINTS VACATION HIDEAWAY - Your family vacation awaits you in this beautiful, private gulf front condo located directly on the beach with 2 balconies leading directly to miles of sugary, white sand and pool. Breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico's shimmering waters and sunrise on intercoastal balcony. Accommodations are unsurpassed in this unique spacious 3 bedroom/2 bath beach lovers condo. NOT ONE -- but TWO FULL BALCONIES! Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico from the private balcony off the master bedroom and/or when the sun sets take a walk to the second balcony located off the over sized family room. Enjoy cocktails on our second balcony with views of the intercoastal and our private fishing dock where you can watch yachts sail back to the marina at the days end. Also fantastic to watch sunrise from this balcony. Be sure to catch the dolphins at play from either balcony. (Check out our guest comments)

Our spacious, bright, corner unit is located in a small, secure building and includes all the comforts of home. Private elevator, accessed only by key holders, takes you to your front door; or use the stairwell from the Gulf side balcony to get to the pool/beach. Great for families with children -- you can see your little ones on the beach from the balcony! That's how close you are!

Our kitchen is complete with all necessities of home. Supplies include pots, pans, dishes and all you would need to prepare a meal at home.

Master Bedroom Ensuite - Located on the gulf side of this unit complete with comfortable king size bed, TV, walk in closet. Roomy sitting area perfect for dolphin/manatee sightings or whatever would please you in the privacy of your bedroom. This room views the gulf of Mexico with sliders to private balcony. Stairwell to pool from this balcony is convenient. (2nd Floor) Balcony is private in that people cannot see you from other units or pool area. Great for coffee in pj's or sunbathing!

Second bedroom is decorated in a sea shell theme equipped with comfortable twin beds and new armoire. Baby needs (crib, high chair, stroller, etc.) all provided and neatly tucked away in closet. No extra hidden cost for these items.

The third bedroom is decorated in sand dollar motif complete with queen size bed and TV. Closet full of games for rainy days. This room overlooks George's pool and lush greenery.

Family room is over sized with fireplace and recliner on one side of the room. Watch TV on one side of the room in our comfy leather couches; or, indulge in some of the top sellers stored in our growing library. Watch the action on the inter-coastal and fishing dock. 32'TV with collection of DVD's; sliders provide access to 2nd balcony with a great view of the inter-coastal and Gulf Boulevard.

Laundry Room - complete with washer/dryer and slop sink.

You will find this beach front vacation hideaway not only inviting but affordable and practical. So... just relax and 'Hide Away' or visit nearby theme parks, attractions, nightlife, exquisite shops, fabulous dinner/gambling cruises! Indulge in one of our many local restaurants to experience superb dining all within minutes of this condo. BBQ poolside at sunset with cocktails! Leave the car home and bike ride or take the Trolley that runs on Gulf Boulevard. The possibilities are endless!


LONG DISTANCE ANYWHERE IN THE US AND CANADA (comes in handy when cell phones don't get reception) No need to hang off the balcony for a signal!

WIRELESS INTERNET; No extra fees for secure connection with unlimited access. Unlike many local hotels that still charge a fee.

BABIES/CHILDREN: portable crib, high chair, sand toys, etc. all on premises and sanitized on a regular basis.

FOR THE BEACH: canopy, beach chairs, beach towels, Beach Blanket, Beach Umbrella, Assorted Sand Toys, balls, games, paddles, and so much more. All on the premises. No need to haul or purchase pass times.

Please call today and be the next family to put your Footprints in the Sand! Check out our guest reviews from our repeat guests who love this unit: the views, the location and so much. Our primary goal is to provide a clean comfortable home away from home where families can rest, renew and create lifetime memories at one of the finest beaches on the Gulf coast. Thank you for taking the time to consider this property. We look forward to speaking to you personally and reserving your Footprints in the Sand!


Minimum Stay: Weekly - Saturday to Saturday. Monthly and nightly rates are also available for select days.

$250 Security Deposit; $59 CSA Insurance; Rental agreement will secure the dates of your request. Balance due 45 days prior to check in.

* ADD: 13% Tax, $125 Cleaning, 10% Holiday Week Surcharge.

Footprints Vacation Hideaway at West Coast Vista. .. One of the best corner units on south side of the building.

More Details

Tina & John Altieri
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Tina & John Altieri

Our family has moved to Florida 24 years ago. Before purchasing this unit, we scoped most beaches from the east to the west coast of Florida. When we found Indian Rocks Beach and walked into this unit, we knew we found our dream home away from home. The views to the turquoise gulf, the sugary white sand, the building itself; had everything we wanted and more. The best part of this location is the versatility -- it is private enough to just "hide away" and enjoy beach living at it's best, or explore some of Florida's main attractions. This location has it all.

Tina & John Altieri purchased this condo in 2002

Why Tina & John Altieri chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We have a large family with eight children. At the time of purchase the oldest was 14 and the youngest an infant. Another favorite feature about this condo is its proximity to everything. Literally, steps away from the gulf waters. You can see the kids building sand castles on the beach while sipping cocktails on the balcony. (age appropriate of course). Our children are now grown and still love the beach and theme parks, fishing, Disney and all the wonders of Orlando. Fishing from our private dock is another favorite of our younger teens. The list goes on......

What makes this condo unique

Some of the most popular benefits of this condo is it's size and location. The building itself is private with a total of 15 units. At full capacity, it is private and quiet. The sand is soft and white and the water is crystal clear. The condo is situated in the 'Narrows' which is surrounded by the gulf and the inter-coastal. The photos are very deceiving. Most people, upon arrival, express how happy they are with the size of the unit and the views. It is very roomy and split into two sections: the gulf side and the inter coastal side. Come and check it out soon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Tina,

Just a note to say how very much we enjoyed our stay at your

lovely condo. Truly a perfect space to relax and unwind

from the routine of life. Each day after returning from our

outings, Lucy would say "home" as we stepped off the

elevator and into the entry. We certainly did feel at home.

Each of us will treasure the memories of Lucy's first time

on the beach (I think we heard the word, "water," at least

100 times that week). She loved playing with bubbles on the

balcony, and running back and forth between the kitchen and

the living room. She slept peacefully each night in the

blue bedroom with her new monkey. We took her to the zoo in

Tampa and the aquarium in Clearwater. She was the star of

the show one night as she danced to the live music at My

Place on the Beach. As for the rest of us, Emily and I

loved running on the beach in the morning. Luke got in an

afternoon of golf. Jim and Luke saw a manatee in the gulf.

Each couple enjoyed a "date night," Jim and I ate at Guppy's

and Emily and Luke ate at the Pub. We loved playing cards

on the balcony. Luke and I were victorious!


definitely thinking of a return visit. Thank you for

opening your home to us.

Warmly, Carol
Sep 2009
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Indian Rocks Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.712121 based on 68 reviews

Second Great Year

  • 5 of 5

Our January home away from home is now Tina and John's wonderful condo! This is the second year we have spent the entire month of January at their Indian Rocks Beach home. We love the layout of this condo - where else can you get a view of the beach from your kitchen and the Intracoastal Canal from your living room? The location is perfect too - we enjoy walking to the nearby restaurants and stores, and the convenience of the fishing pier and walking path. Plus, the beach is only a few steps away! And Tina and John have thought of everything to make the condo comfortable and homey, including books, games and even beach towels and toys. Thanks for everything, Tina and John - can't wait to do it all again next January!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great week at a great place

  • 5 of 5
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I'm always leery about reading all the ultra positive reviews for places but .... all the "excellent reviews" are TRUE. Tina and John make sure you have everything you need to make sure your stay is one to remember.

From my initial phone conversations to finally meeting her at the condo Tina was more than helpful and accommodating in making our stay memorable.

The first thing my wife noticed after walking in was ... how clean it was. That remark is very important for me as she is a stickler for cleanliness and has walked out of condos before after seeing them. This one passed her test ... in spades.

The condo's location is a short drive to all the great Indian Rocks Beach restaurants, pharmacies and other important landmarks. The views out the sliding glass door are breathtaking as is the calming views of the Waterway out back gives residents a chance to see water everywhere. And the pool ... well the big decision each day was whether to start the day at the beach or pool. Tough choices. But don't worry because there are ample pool toys and such as well as beach chairs and an umbrella on site to make the beach experience enjoyable.

If Tina says she wants to hear from you if ANYTHING is wrong or needs attention she is truly wanting you to call her if problems arose. We had issues with the pool filter that she appreciated the call about and it was remedied in a short amount of time.

In short my wife, two kids and I LOVED this week at the condo and can't wait to get back. As my wife said ... this condo is the first one we've rented that I want to return to. Thanks Tina and John for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How do we begin to express our gratitude for your review? You've summed up in a few short words everything we strive to accomplish with each family who visits. This property is our dream come true and the main goal is to please each and every guest from the initial phone call to the checkout and beyond. Please know that the feeling is mutual and you are every owner's dream guest. You've gone above and beyond to communicate any issues, and it's always our pleasure to remedy each situation that may arise without interrupting your vacation. In answer to my first question - all we can do is continue to work hard at making Footprints a friendly family vacation for families like yours who are looking for a piece of paradise to make memories and enjoy beach living at its best. We look forward to many years ahead with updates and upgrades as we go. Thank you again for everything.. See you next summer. All our best, Tina & John
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Perfect Winter Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful three weeks at Footprints! The location was ideal for walkers whether on the beach or to the many eateries close by. The corner location was perfect for views of the gulf and inter coastal waterway from two balconies and many windows. Access to the beach from the balcony stairway was so convenient. The pool and beach area are very well maintained. The floor plan has a nice separation between the master suite and guest bedrooms which made sharing the space with our daughter and her family very comfortable. Tina was very accommodating by providing a new pack n play and stroller for our grandchildren and being available for any questions during our stay. We will definitely stay at this condo the next time we return to Indian Rocks Beach!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility abounds

  • 5 of 5

What a great time my family and I had at Footprints. The condo was very well stocked and very comfortable. John and Tina made sure we had everything needed for a relaxing, great vacation.

We especially enjoyed the views from the two balconies. The condo is very tastefully decorated and includes some very nice artwork.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Your family was a pleasure to serve and you are welcome to return any time. Very pleased to hear that your party had a wonderful time and enjoyed the views as well as the unit. We will continue to work hard at making our Hideaway yours as well as other families looking for an affordable beachfront vacation. We look forward to hearing from you with future dates. Sincerely, Tina & John
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Friends Getaway

  • 5 of 5

3 couples and 2nd year at Footprints vacation getaway! This place is amazing with all it offers. The view from both sides and watching every night the sunsets. Being able to walk right out to the beach is wonderful. Walking to restaurants was easy and back on to the beach. We were all very comfortable in this place. It is our getaway from the daily work life we all lead. Tina is available in responding to any questions or concerns. The drive from Tampa airport was very easy. Planning on next year!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jesse, Thank you for a fantastic review and 5 star rating. I am actually at the property now enjoying the beautiful view, beach and tranquility. I'm also working hard to make changes and updates for your return. You are one of our most valued member of our footprints family, Looking forward to seeing photos of your stay so I can share with future guests. All our best, Tina & John
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Wonderful condo in a brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at 'footprints' for ten days over Christmas 2015. The condo is in an excellent location in Indian Rocks and is within easy walking of some good restaurants, all of which we were able to sample. Tina (the owner) stayed in touch with us throughout the booking process and was extremely attentive including helping to decorate the condo for Christmas - we were coming from the UK, so a long way to bring a tree! This made our time there extra special, as did the accommodation itself.

This is a spacious three bed two bath unit with two balconies, one that overlooks the inland waterway and the other with a wonderful view of the beach, the ideal location for watching Pelicans or Dolphins during the early morning and enjoying the most beautiful sunsets in the evening. Tina has thought of everything and the condo is fully equipped, has free wifi, excellent cable channels and TVs in nearly every room. It also has a wealth of beach equipment (we've donated a couple of body boards as the surf was especially good whilst we were there!).

I've stayed elsewhere in IRB, but this is without a doubt the perfect location and condo, with everything you could want for a wonderful family holiday. My only regret is that in reviewing it we might make it even more popular and therefore squeeze the time available for us to stay there! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Rock Grill
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
Salt Rock Grill
Bay 1 Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop
Guppy's on the Beach
Keegan's Seafood Grille
Florida Botanical Gardens
Crabby Bill's
E&E Stakeout Grill
Slyce Pizza Bar
Lighthouse Doughnuts
CVS Drug Store
Beach Welcome Center
Los Mexicanos
TJ's Italian Cafe
Bonefish Grill
Pinky's Ice Cream & Candy Shop
Gulf Coast Museum of Art
Villa Gallace
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
"Home of Dolphin Tales Winter! Come visit the famous dolphins!"
Clearwater Beach
PJ's Oyster Bar
Crabby Bill's
JD's Restaurant & Lounge
Beach Pizza Plus
kooky coconut/ice cream parlor in indian rocks
Splash Harbour Water Park
The Tides Golf Club
Free Beach Ride
Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Footprints Vacation Hideaway
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Disney Orlando
Car: recommended

Indian Rocks Beach is a welcoming town of 5,000 and offers a little of everything from nature preserves and an art center to an historical museum. Clearwater Beach within 8 miles of condo. See Winter the Dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium the star of two "Dolphin Tale" movies. Sunset Cruises, Gambling as Hard Rock, day cruises such as Pirate Dinner/Dancing, Dolphin & whale watching, etc, Theme parks such as Busch Gardens/Adventure Island Water Park, Disney/Sea World, Fabulous shopping ranging from up-scale boutiques to moderate stores minutes from condo, Golfing, Miniature Golf, Fine Dining along Gulf Boulevard where the Trolley takes you anywhere from Clearwater Beach to John's Pass.


Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 12 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Apr 22 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Clean fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%


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